Thursday, April 19, 2012

More progress on the Chinese Garden and a gift delivery!

Seems ALL I have been doing is stitching on the Chinese Garden Mandala from Chatelaine these days!  I FINALLY finished up to part 8 and have kitted up my next freebie for later this month.

It may look like it's finished completely, but there is still an outer border along with vases, bamboo, mums and phoenix birds on all four sides!  I have had to tweak a bit again due to the black linen, subbing DMC 500 for the called for silk in the Winter Garden pine tree. The green silk was just too dark. Here's the close up of the final seasonal garden....I think it's my favorite!

And here is the entire piece so far....

And also this week I was able to deliver the LONG overdue gift of the New Zealand Map Banner to my dear sister-in-law Ann and her family. Ann was suitably amazed and surprised!









8 comments:

  1. Congrats on all of your work. It's beautiful! :)

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  2. Love the New Zealand banner and the Chinese Mandala Garden is looking awesome!

    hugs, Kaye xoxox

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  3. They're both magnificent, well done Kathy!

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  4. I love your Chinese Garden on black, There really is a HUGE amount of work in it. That's why I like all the progress pics, you miss so much when it's the whole completed thing!

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  5. Your Chinese Garden Mandala on black is just stunning! What a lovely gift for your SIL. It will definitely be treasured for generations to come.

    Hugs,
    Veronica.

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  6. CG is stunning on black! The reds really pop!! I love how happy Ann looks! I would be too! Great work!!

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